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The headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg, AP)
The headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg, AP)

Nairobi - Hundreds of drivers signed up with ride-hailing service Uber in Kenya went on strike on Tuesday to protest against fare cuts.

The US-based company, which started operations in the East African country in January 2015, is cutting total fares by up to 35% to boost demand for the service, amid growing competition from local firms.

"We want them to bring back the original fares we used to have," said Simon Mutembei, one of the drivers who marched to Uber's offices in a Nairobi suburb.

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